WHAT: Florida State College at Jacksonville’s (FSCJ) DramaWorks will present “The Repossession of James Edward Pough: Mass Shooting in Baymeadows” by FSCJ Professor Tim Gilmore. The play is based on the 1990 mass shooting at the GMAC Payment Center in Jacksonville where nine people lost their lives.
The FSCJ DramaWorks production of “The Repossession of James Edward Pough” features 15 student actors and more than 10 crew members from all areas of the First Coast, with set and lighting design by Johnny Pettegrew, FSCJ’s director of theatre and entertainment technology, and directed by Professor of Theatre Ken McCulough.
For information and ticket reservations, call (904) 646-2222.
Please be advised “The Repossession of James Edward Pough” contains language and content which some audience members may find disturbing. This production is not recommended for audiences under 17 years of age.
COST: Tickets are $10 for the general public
Tickets are $5 for FSCJ faculty, staff and students (2 tickets per valid FSCJ ID) IN ADVANCE. $10 at the door.
WHEN: Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 12, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 2 p.m.
WHERE: Florida State College at Jacksonville-South Campus
Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts
11901 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32246
About the play and playwright:
Considered to be one of the first workplace mass shootings in U.S. history, the massacre at the GMAC payment center in Baymeadows on June 18, 1990 shocked the nation and the city of Jacksonville. The shooter, James Edward Pough, committed suicide after he killed nine people and wounded several more. The dialogue in the play is taken primarily from direct interviews with family and friends of the victims, as well as survivors of the tragedy, and gives a new perspective on the ongoing epidemic of gun violence in our society.
FSCJ Professor of English Tim Gilmore is the author of 15 books. At his website jaxpsychogeo.com, he tells the stories of more than 300 strange and significant Jacksonville locations and their history. Tim is the organizer of JaxbyJax Literary Arts Festival and the JaxbyJax Reading Series. He holds a doctorate in English from the University of Florida and teaches creative writing at Florida State College at Jacksonville.